The Washington Times reported:
At a press conference in Japan, the president said he would take one more question from reporters. But when the question turned out to be about Mrs. Clinton’s emails that violated State Department rules, he quickly changed his mind.
“You know I take it back — I’m not taking another question,” Mr. Obama said. “We’re in Japan, don’t you have something to do with Asia that we want to talk about? I’ll be talking about this in Washington the whole time.”
He added, “I've already said a lot on those issues — I think these are better directed to the campaign.”
Obama has been the least press friendly president in the broadcast era, which stretches back to Warren G. Harding. But the press enjoys the abuse, and actually detests Donald Trump because he is the most press-friendly presidential candidate since Jack Kennedy.
However, the testiness of the president is understandable. He is going to have to sign off on indicting Hillary. Her peddling State Department favors to foreign governments reflects on him. All Valerie Jarrett has to do is say, “Legacy.”
The FBI is doing too thorough a job. Not only must they be able to have evidence that is above a reasonable doubt, they must be able to prove a crime so heinous that at least half of her supporters cry for her head.
Timing is everything in comedy and politics, which makes August the perfect month for an indictment because the Philadelphia convention will be over and Clinton will be the nominee. This would allow Clinton to resign from the campaign, and Obama as head of the party would decide who would replace her on the ticket, most likely her running mate. That is why Elizabeth Warren is the Democratic Party’s most likely vice presidential candidate this year.
Warren would have two months to make her case to the American people. As a fresh face, she will have a better chance that Crooked Clinton or Crazy Bernie.
On January 20 of this year – a year before the inauguration, I predicted Obama likely will sign off an indictment.
The leaks from Washington are getting larger and faster.
Just as in Watergate, the leaks do not come randomly or by chance. In that take down of a president, the guy behind it was Deep Throat, the man Nixon passed over for FBI director.
This time, the leaks may be coming courtesy of the Oval Office, but with no way to track it back there. This is an orchestration by someone, not Obama, per se, but more likely the voice in his ear: Valerie Jarrett.
Hear me out. This is what we know.
1. Obama cannot stand Hillary.
2. Obama was stuck with Hillary as Secretary of State.
3. Hillary was stuck as Obama's Secretary of State with nothing to do as he never outsourced diplomacy.
But Valerie Jarrett and Obama are not fools. They did not appoint her and ignore her. They kept tabs on her. They knew what she was up to, which was using the office to take foreign bribes laundered through her charity, which was really a front to keep her campaign staff on the payroll.
Hillary also made a good patsy when things went wrong. Anyone connect Benghazi to Obama? Of course not.
This isn't devious. This is the way things are done. I am not saying Obama approved -- or disapproved -- any of this, or that he knew the true nature and depth of her whoring out the Department of State. I doubt it. He looks as far as his mirror. But surely they knew something was up, and that they had to take out the trash.
In retrospect, Obama's appointment of James Brien Comey Jr. as FBI director is brilliant. Comey is by all accounts a man of integrity, an assistant attorney general who stood up to President Bush 43 over NSA spying. Obama's appointment of Comey assures that the investigation of Hillary is professional and not something slapped together by some special prosecutor. The Benghazi investigation is a mess. This one isn't. The FBI has more than 35,000 employees and experience in white collar crimes.
Prosecuting Hillary is a winner for Obama as it feeds her to the Left, which has hated her ever since the Hillarycare debacle. Prosecution also makes him look honest. Think what you may of him, but there is a decency about him, and he did block her from the presidency. Judging by how craven for power she is -- how she mistreats others -- she would have been worse. Far worse.
We shall see what happens. But do not be surprised if, at the end of the drama that will ensue once they send the report and recommendation to the White House, if Obama (via Attorney General Loretta Lynch) approves the seeking of an indictment or the filing of an information.
That is how I see it. What do I know?